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Libertad, Skokie, IL

Libertad

4.8
4.8
3102 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Libertad is a casual, chef-driven neighborhood restaurant featuring Latin American inspired cuisine.


Executive Chef Mark Mendez, whose experience includes Chicago’s most notable restaurants, pairs bold and exciting flavors for a seasonal menu of small plates ideal for sharing and experiencing the diverse mosaic of the countries that make up Latin America.


Noted mixologist Ziyad Asrar has put together a fun and creative cocktail menu while Sommelier Shebnem Ince compiled a succinct wine list that complements the menu with by the glass and bottle selections.

You'll quickly find that Libertad personifies the true neighborhood restaurant - a place you want and can dine at all the time because it's welcoming, relaxing and offers a menu so good it's hard to choose. The answer to that dilemma? Visit often.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (847) 674-8100
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Mendez
  • Neighborhood
    Skokie
  • Cross street
    Oakton & Lincoln
  • Parking details
    Complimentary lot parking and easy street parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Bahnez Mezcal Dinner

    $90.00 per person

    Apr 16, 2024 only
    Join us at Libertad for a very special evening with Bahnez Mezcal. We will welcome you with small bites, cocktails, and conversation; followed by a delectable 4 course dinner, perfectly paired with Bahnez Mezcal single expressions. Together we will learn about the process, the flavor profiles, and the artisans that masterfully craft Bahnez Mezcal.
    Bahnez Mezcal Dinner Photo

What 3,102 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Suburbs

    Innovative

3,102 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor experience this evening. Libertad has been our go-to date-night place and have never had a bad experience. Unfortunately, due to understaffing they could not keep up with the dishes today and our entree came 45 min after we had finished our starters. No follow up from our waiter while we questioned what the issue was. The food is always great but we can’t recommend if they can’t keep up a standard of service they have been known for previously. We hope they can fix their staffing issues so we can return for a better experience.
    LibertadResponded today
    Dear Anonymous, There is but one morsel of truth in this review - your Camarones took too long. I know because I cooked them. That said, your watch needs to go in for service - you did not wait 45 minutes. It is likewise a mis-statement of fact to say there was no follow up. Two of our longest tenured servers heard your vociferous complaints, and advocated for your discount. Your $100 4-star food and drink cost you $0 last night. I know because I paid for it. What kind of person gets a totally free meal at their "go-to" date night place and goes home to post a negative review anonymously? While it's true that Libertad has intermittently struggled with the industry-wide national staffing shortage, this here is a case of a graceless, and now unwelcome customer.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excelente restaurante. Increíble atención y platos deliciosos. Muchas gracias.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, the food and service was amazing! I loved how they fused different flavors and textures, a true delight to the palate.

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  4. Mom3

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food never disappoints, neither does the service. The drinks are really small for the price

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  5. Scott

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time being here and it was delicious! Our server was so nice and helpful! We really enjoyed our dinner! So so good!!

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  6. MatthewB

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was perfectly cooked and flavors were very well put together. Had 8:30pm booking and place was 100% full and quite noisy, but got a little quieter after 9-9:30. Overall food was really good and will go back there again :)

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  7. JudithF

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptionally good as usual! Our server, Jenny, was charming! Our favorite spot!

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  8. silentxangel

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second time eating here. I was very impressed the first time so I wanted to bring my mom so she could try out a new place. Unfortunately, the food was pretty disappointing this time. We ordered bread and butter for an appetizer and the ciabatta was burnt on the surface while the middle portion was cold. It would have been better if the slices were thinner. Also, I couldn't taste the garlic in the "garlic butter" that much, plus they dont't give you a lot when you think about how thick the ciabattas were. My mom got the carne asada and I was startled how it looked this time around. When we ordered it previously, the yuca fries were sliced bigger and thicker and the skirt steak was cooked to perfection. This time, the fries were super thin and dumped on top of the steak. It didn't look aesthetically pleasing to me and it was messy to eat because it was all over the plate. As for the steak, it was charred too much so every bite was bitter. Not sure if the haphazardly placed fries were intentionally put on top of the steak that way to hide how bad the cook of the meat was. Anyway, we did enjoy the complimentary corn soup in the beginning. I chose the pulpo for my meal and the octopus was tender and delicious. The fennel salad that came with was sweet and tart and it cut down the spiciness of the meat. Lastly, our server was absolutely lovely and attentive. She helped us replace my mom’s meal with no issues and that made the experience salvageable.

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  9. Leslie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were wonderful. The food is very inventive, and we loved the cocktails too. Definitely a restaurant we would revisit.

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  10. CharlieP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The heater outside in the patio apparently had no settings as not to come on frequently. It was overheating every guest, uncomfortable and extreme heat. the patio was too dark to see menu. Outstanding service and food.. prices no need to be this high for a City not so famous( Skokie)

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Libertad using the Order Online button. Libertad also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (847) 674-8100.

Libertad is rated 4.8 stars by 3102 OpenTable diners.

Libertad does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 24 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Libertad

7931 Lincoln, Skokie, IL 60077

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Oakton & Lincoln
  • Neighborhood
    Skokie
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Contemporary Mexican, Latin / Spanish
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary lot parking and easy street parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Mark Mendez
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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